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ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 17:58
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With an attractive title like that, it's surprising you're even reading this. I started preparing for the GMAT with the CR section and went through at least three different strategy guides before putting together my own document with the best strategies in them.

The document I've attached here basically contains a comprehensive list of question types, identification techniques, approach techniques and correct/incorrect answer choice justifications. I've also included two examples for each of the types I've mentioned.

I am also a big color junkie. If it doesn't look good, I don't like reading it, so I made it as colorful and lively as I could. And I thought I should share it with you guys, should it help anyone at all.

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Disclaimer: I have just shared my understanding of various strategies and I have used examples from several other sources, all of which are listed in the document itself. This is merely meant to help people out with understanding the concepts. It's NOT a substitute to the guide book. So don't sue me! :D

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Recommendation: Go buy the Powerscore CR and Veritas CR Guides. Both of them are excellent sources of problems and strategies. The Powerscore CR Bible clearly explains what I've summarized here and Veritas has some examples that illustrate the strategies very efficiently!

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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2011, 10:21
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 11:58
Brilliant, brilliant CR guide whiplash. :)

I'm running into a minor problem on page 11/12.
For weaken
There is a list of 5 errors for which you can eliminate answer choices for this type:
The 5th one talks about reversal in causality.

The next part then goes onto explain 3 ways by which a 'weaken' answer can be correct if it blows the causality relationship apart. 1. Stating an alternate cause 2. Showing that effect occurs without cause and 3. Showing reversal in causality

Is reversal in causality an erroneous choice?
:/ 'elp!
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 22:37
awesome guide.. thanks whiplash.. kudos
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 01:42
Quite comprehensive,Thanks WhipLash. :)
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 22:54
Good one !!!It's really helpful:)
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 18:31
this really helped me out...thanks so much !
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2011, 02:57
Thanks whiplash. Really helpful. A quick question - I have got the Powerscore CR and even though it helped me a great deal in improving my CR, but I am still rusty when I do the CR questions i.e. most of the times I pick up an answer and then at last moment select a different answer and then realise that the previous answer I picked was the right one. Can Veritas CR book help me to improve on this ?
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 11:55
GREAT JOB!
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 12:29
Very nicely concluded......But i am not good with must be true questions...
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 06:08
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 23:49
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2011, 21:52
Very Well done. This is a good summary and also it is helpful getting CR strat from another source. I took MGMAT
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 19:51
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 22:53
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 00:20
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Re: The Bang, Bang CR Guide (A comprehensive guide w/ examples) [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 05:17
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Re: ZOMG! The Bang, Bang CR Guide [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 10:56
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With an attractive title like that, it's surprising you're even reading this. I started preparing for the GMAT with the CR section and went through at least three different strategy guides before putting together my own document with the best strategies in them.

The document I've attached here basically contains a comprehensive list of question types, identification techniques, approach techniques and correct/incorrect answer choice justifications. I've also included two examples for each of the types I've mentioned.

I am also a big color junkie. If it doesn't look good, I don't like reading it, so I made it as colorful and lively as I could. And I thought I should share it with you guys, should it help anyone at all.

Quote:
Disclaimer: I have just shared my understanding of various strategies and I have used examples from several other sources, all of which are listed in the document itself. This is merely meant to help people out with understanding the concepts. It's NOT a substitute to the guide book. So don't sue me! :D

Quote:
Recommendation: Go buy the Powerscore CR and Veritas CR Guides. Both of them are excellent sources of problems and strategies. The Powerscore CR Bible clearly explains what I've summarized here and Veritas has some examples that illustrate the strategies very efficiently!

Document:



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